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Petalite

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Locality: 
San Piero in Campo, Elba, Livorno Province, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.6 × 1.3 × 0.7 cm
Description

center cavity: a typical corroded colourless brilliant crystal of petalite.

Initially named castorite from "Castor" a figure from Greek mythology, brother of Pollux (pollucite) because normally found in association

Named from the Greek "petalon" for leaf, in allusion to the perfect basal cleavage.

c. 1196

Mineral Data
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Petalite

Formula: 
LiAl(Si4O10)
Strunz: 
9.EF.05
Crystal System: 
Monoclinic
Hardness: 
6.5
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Utö Mines, Utö, Södermanland, Sweden

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